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Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo Nama "First Run"

Junmai Ginjo Nama
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*NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteurized sake during extremely hot summers or freezing cold winters. When completing a purchase of unpasteurized sake from True Sake, you are giving us the OK to ship unpasteurized sake to you. Feel free to call or email us if you have more questions.

The nose on our longest selling seasonal sake is a brilliant collection of grapefruit, lemon cookie, tangerine, floral, and yeasty aromas. Masumi Arabashiri has a fan base like no other unpasteurized brew in the store; people love it! This year’s version drinks like the past with a little more viscosity and a touch of sweetness. Tangy, crisp, zesty, juicy, fresh, lively, this sake drinks active in the glass with a frisky and fun attitude. Look for pomelo, honeydew, sweet rice, honeysuckle, ganache, white chocolate, grapefruit, and minerals that end in a crisp flinty finish. One of the top selling exported seasonal nama sake of all time and for good reason. Time to get your “First Run” on. WORD: Fresh WINE: Beaujolais BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: International spice, western sushi, caviar, cheese plates, fruit plates, citrus based dishes. (2022)


The nose on this store's favorite, seasonally released sake, is a great collection of green apple, citrus, kiwi, melon, and green grass aromas. Say hello to a new label and a new expression of Masumi’s Arabashiri that has been at True Sake for over a decade. This season’s version has a little more upfront sweetness, but don’t be alarmed because it’s glorious. Zesty, frisky, juicy, bright, and semi-viscous, this brew dances with layers of fruit tones and has a nice slippery finish. Look for grape, citrus, apple, pear, fleshy papaya, and melon ball flavors that create chewy fun action. With 18% ABV this living and breathing brew is a wonderful food pairing sake that drinks great with a meal and just as great by itself. A larger glass brings forth more activity and wine-like elements. WORD: Fruity WINE: Bright Reds / Crisp Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, International spice, acidic cuisines, cheese and fruit plates, Oysters, and shellfish. (2021)